Soliloqui a due

Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève

 Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève

The choreography “Soliloqui a due” by Giorgio Mancini is a duo that considers the sense of anguish in the face of solitude and the desire to find “the other”, the ideal soul.  

To strengthen the contrast between being alone and being with another, the choreographer  Giorgio Mancini  has opted for the harsh music of the young composer Wen de Quing set against the soft and sensual tones of the concerto for lute by the great composer  Antonio Vivaldi.

The absence of stage set is deliberate. The play of light sets the scene and strengthens the emotions expressed by the choreography.   

Created on the occasion of a tour of China for Isabella Padovani e Sun Xiao Jin, both dancers of the  Ballet du Grand Théatre de Genève, this work has been adopted by the Ballet of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino  and performed in several European countries.        



  • Creation Date: 1995
  • Creation Place: Genève
  • Choreographer: Giorgio Mancini
  • Duration: 10 minutes
  • Music: Wen de Quing, Antonio Vivaldi
  • Costumes: Giorgio Mancini
  • Setting: Giorgio Mancini
  • Lights: Giorgio Mancini
  • Dancers: 2
Synopsis

We live in the nostalgia of being two. But eternal love is no more than a dream in which ideals become reality. Terrance Brown

Soliloqui a due - Giorgio Mancini

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Giorgio Mancini

Giorgio Mancini
After a brilliant career as a dancer with the Ballet du XXe siècle and the Béjart Ballet Lausanne, Giorgio Mancini was appointed director of the Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève at the age of 31 after having d...

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